Koo launch the Billy, a stem-mounted storage solution for your sunglasses

Short of space in your jersey pockets, weather took a turn for the worse? The Billy from Koo is the thing for you...

If you thought any storage system called Billy was just a wooden flat-packed thing from Sweden to keep books in, think again... because there's a new Billy in town, and this one from Italian sports eyewear brand Koo sits neatly on your stem to provide "a handy storage location for your sunglasses" when you're not using them. 

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Weighing just 4g, the clip attaches to the bike's stem or handlebar with a rubber band. Koo say it offers a more convenient place to stow your shades quickly and easily without having to fumble about sticking them in your helmet vents or jersey pocket. They recommend it as a decent shade-storing solution for when the light is fading, on particularly hot climbs or during cafe stops. It could also prove particularly useful for triathletes and time trial riders wearing vent-less TT lids and pocket-less skinsuits.  

Koo say the Billy was born out of customer feeback, with their marketing director Ylenia Battistello commenting: “Koo has been working on a project to add convenience and practicality to every cyclist’s ride. We so often heard tales of riders wanting somewhere dedicated to keep their sunglasses safely and conveniently, and Billy is the result of that project.”

What do you reckon, useful or a bit of a silly Billy? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments... 

P.s. if you happen to need a Billy bookcase click here to buy one, apparently that way we get a small commission... 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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